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Brotherscinco
That is a sick collection! the Grind on that ‘97 tanto is perfect. What an awesome design. I notice the grind starts much higher and the flat is nice and narrow in comparison to my example.
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Michbon
Ty..I really do enjoy collecting the production models, especially 2nd hand user models...they’re already fantastic when they’re new and acquire a nice patina and character through use...my first LUDT comes to mind.....
     My m/a 97 Tanto’s Main bevel does start higher and if u look at the d/a it’s just like yours so it seems intentional...if you get the opportunity grab a 2002 Socom..that’s the only year MT produced it with a stonewash blade in m/a and d/a...beautiful blade finishing..I’ll try and take a good picture 
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Brotherscinco
There was a mint 2002 stsonewashed clip point for sale on bldeforums recently for $700.
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Ben Croker
Stonewash is hands down the best “user” finish MT uses. Stonewash for users and hand satin for the collection. 
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Brotherscinco
what about their newer "apocalyptic" finish? I never liked it....it resembles a bead blast that was then roughly tumbled. Always looked too raw and lazy for my taste
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Brotherscinco
For that matter, how did they achieve the old school "silver" finish found on old tantos? It was like a more reflective bead blast 
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Ben Croker
I have never see the apocalyptic finish in person. From the pics I don’t love it but I’d take it over beadblast any day. Eff some beadblast. 
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Michbon
2002 stonewash  F6DC968D-37F1-4C75-B69D-4833F3AD1832.jpeg  6D5168A3-77D6-4D2F-9DD6-4BC22E5602BB.jpeg  E312D398-93C4-4293-8AEC-87A17DD586EC.jpeg 
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Michbon
Brother...I got my 2002 d/a from Arizona Custom Knives...little below $700..not by much🙄 with some handle trails..
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Michbon
Don’t forget Boron Carbide over stonewash...my first Amphibian was a heavily carried/used example I bought 2nd hand and the blade still cleans up like new...very hard to capture in a picture though  image.jpg 
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